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How It Works

Your preferences are important to us! We use the information on your housing application to assign you to a space that most closely matches your choices. Be sure to list all the options you are interested in.

Before making final assignments, we look at the following items:

Housing Application Date
The sooner you apply, the better! You can continue to make changes after your application is submitted, so you have time to refine your preferences.

Living Learning Communities
Do you want to live with other students with similar interests? Each Living Learning Community has reserved space in a specific building and some have special requirements.

Mutual Roommate Requests
Have a specific roommate in mind? Either enter their Internet ID on your application to invite them to a roommate group or accept an invite from another student.

You can list up to 25 room types and building preferences. The more you share the better. 

Room Types
In 2021-22, individual rooms will continue to be no more than two occupants and apartments may have up to five total occupants.

Roommate Matching
It's common to not have a roommate planned ahead of time. You will fill out a questionnaire on your application to help match you to a roommate. 

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Gender Open Housing
An inclusive option to live together regardless of sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
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We are committed to providing equitable access and opportunity to housing spaces and programs for residents with disabilities.
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Expanded Housing
Occasionally, temporary alternative spaces are used to meet guaranteed housing commitments when demand is high.

How do we do assignments? It's complicated.

While applying earlier can help put you in a better position, application preferences are not guaranteed, and we know that means some assignments may not be a student's top choice. Depending on housing demand, it can become even more complicated to meet each student's expectations.

Try not to stress.

A common misconception is that there are buildings that are close to your college or major, but you'll find that courses are offered across the Twin Cities campus, especially in your first few years. Many students come to truly appreciate their building community, nearby amenities, and new opportunities once they have moved in.

Also, you're always well connected on campus with dedicated transit options to help you get around easily. Once you've settled into your new neighborhood, schedule, and routines, the size of the campus will begin to shrink each day.

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Our on-campus communities have their own rhythm and unique benefits.
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Housing Options
Choose one of our unique communities and make the most out of your Golden Gopher experience.
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Living Learning Communities
Connect with other students in one of over 30 programs.